Noah turned four just over a couple of weeks ago. We're already starting to notice the difference.
He's always been independent, but it's increasing. On our trip to Nashville, not only was he in charge of all elevator button pushing - and he always got it right, he also decided to be in charge of using the key card to open the room door. We had to tell him which way it went a couple of times, but he mostly go it right.
Today, at the grocery store, he decided today was the day he was in charge of pushing the grocery cart. Now, he's tall for his age, but not tall enough to see over the cart. But he did a good job, with a little verbal correction - because there was no way he was going to allow one of us to put a hand on the cart to help him!
One of his new phrases is "follow me". Heh. He's still using a lot of "I'm fine." As in, when he's being a bit bad, "Do you want to go to your room?" "Nope, I'm fine." And he'll say "No, I can't have it." instead of "I don't want it."
We were talking today about how we're looking forward to him using "I"m fine" on his teachers at school. "Noah, will you sit down and listen to the story?" "Nope, I'm fine." Sigh.
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